Current trends predict that, by the year 2020, cardiovascular disease (CVD) will be the most common cause of death in the history of the human species. This century alone has seen the rise and recognition of CVD as a global problem, affecting both Western and Eastern populations in ever-increasing numbers. While modern research methods have lead to great strides in understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and decreasing its mortality, CVD still remains a major medical, social, and economic problem.
In thirteen chapters, this book identifies clearly the most common cardiovascular problems encountered at the bedside by the consultant cardiologist. It then describes the possible different practical options in the management of these problems. These strategies incorporate data from recent clinical trials, with particular attention paid to specific subsets of patients who may (or may not) benefit from the suggested treatment. The intelligent application of these treatment modalities, tailored to a particular patient and maximized by the personal approach of the individual cardiologist consultant, will hopefully bring about the long-projected better outcome.
In addition to common medical management, indications and practical suggestions for catheter-based interventions, endovascular pharmacologic manipulation, and atrial and ventricular pacing or defibrillation, are also addressed. Clinical cardiologists, internists or family physicians, as well as fellows and cardiovascular nurses, will find this book a valuable evidence-based medicine resource in the ongoing, global battle against complex cardiovascular problems.
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Keeping current in todayrsquo;s rapidly changing world of medicine and intelligently applying the new discoveries while staying emotionally stable, socially correct and financially successful is a major challenge for any practicing cardiology consultant. Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems: The Consultantrsquo;s Approach 3E brings together clinical consultants of different areas of expertise to address the day-to-day implications of conventional and frontline modalities of treatment for major cardiovascular problems. This book offers a frank and honest review and evaluation of the data from clinical trials and offers a practical way to incorporate this evidence-based information into everyday practice. The task of every health care provider (including the cardiology consultant)in the world is to determine how the expenditure of cardiac care can stay within the budget, as well as how to prevent it from bankrupting the health care system.About the Author:
Thach N. Nguyen, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI
Director of Cardiology, Community Health System, St Mary Medical Center, Hobart, IN, USA
Dr Thach N. Nguyen, is director of cardiology at Community Health System, St Mary Medical Center, Hobart IN. Since 1992, he actively participated in the organization of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, the largest cardiology educational meeting for China. His major publications include Management of Complex Cardiovascular Problems (second edition in English, Spanish and Vietnamese 2002. Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology (2nd edition Blackwell, Oxford UK, 2003, 3rd edition: 2007 in press). He has academic appointment at Indiana University School of Medicine, honorary professorship of medicine at the Capital University of Medical Sciences and the Institute of Geriatric Cardiology of The Central People Liberation Army Hospital 301, Beijing, China. He is editorial consultant for the Journal of Interventional Cardiology, co-editor of the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology.
Dayi Hu, MD
Dean of TongJi University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China
Dr Dayi Hu is Dean of the Medical School of Shanghai Tongji University
and Chief of Cardiology Department, People’s Hospital of Peking University
Beijing, China. He is the founder of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, the largest cardiology educational meeting for China. His major publications include many Chinese cardiology books for today practice of cardiology in China. He was co-editor ofr the Maangement of Complex Cardiovascular Problems and Practical Handbook of Advanced Interventional Cardiology (Blackwell, Oxford UK). He was president of the Chinese Society of Electrophysiology and Pacing. He is currently president elect of the Chinese Society of Cardiology.
Moo-Hyun Kim, MD
Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories; and Vice Dean, Dong A University Medical School, Dong A University Medical Center, Busan, South Korea
Cindy L. Grines, MD
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Interventional Cardiology; and Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA
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